Issues has responded to the community’s need for in-depth representation of local concerns for almost 30 years, bringing together local leaders and journalists to discuss the important topics facing South Florida. The weekly half-hour public affairs and news program provides the type of extensive and probing analysis that addresses the community’s continuous concerns.
Friday, September 20 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, September 22 @ 12:30 PM
Changes to Miami’s Homeless Plan Though the number of homeless in the City of Miami has dropped dramatically over the past two decades, officials are determined to bring this number to zero. Mayor Tomas Regalado believes that a new plan to finance shelters with the aid of the Homeless Trust, and a revision to an old law, may help do just that.
Guest: Mayor Tomas Regalado, City of Miami
“American Exceptionalism” In an op-ed published in the New York Times last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to President Obama’s national address on Syria and warned America to use caution and not to encourage the idea of “exceptionalism”. Former U.S. Senator George LeMieux joins us to discuss.
Friday, August 30 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, September 1 @ 12:30 PM
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen on Syria Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen joins us on the program to discuss the ongoing civil strife in Syria and whether or not the United States should intervene given the new intelligence suggesting the Syrian government was responsible for using chemical weapons against civilians.
Guest: U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (R) District 27
March on Washington 50th Anniversary This week, the nation reflected on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. We gathered a panel to discuss the current state of affairs in South Florida's African-American community.
Guests: Bill Diggs, Mourning Family Foundation T. Willard Fair, Urban League of Greater Miami Freddie Young, Ed.D., Miami-Dade NAACP Branch
Friday, August 23 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, August 25 @ 12:30 PM
Common Core State Standards The goal of the Common Core State Standards is to establish national education guidelines in order to prepare today’s youth to better compete in the global economy. Politically, it unites and divides members from both the left and the right. What is Common Core and why is it controversial?
Guests: Karen Effrem, M.D., Education Liberty Watch State Rep. Erik Fresen, (R) District 114 Randy Osborne, Florida Eagle Forum Mark Truitt, Center for College & Career Readiness
Friday, August 16 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, August 18 @ 12:30 PM
Interview with Superintendent Alberto Carvalho Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade Public Schools, joins us on the program to discuss education-related topics such as the start of the coming school year, Common Core and changing standards, and a new plan to open select school libraries to public.
Guest: Alberto Carvalho, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Miami-Dade Libraries at Risk? Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez is proposing to close 4 libraries and lay off 192 library workers in order to avoid raising property taxes. This is considered an improvement from the original proposal seeking to close almost half of the county’s libraries and eliminate 251 positions. Does balancing the budget shortchange Miami-Dade's public libraries?
Guests: Patricia Martinez, Esq., Community Advocate for Libraries Raymond Santiago, Miami-Dade Public Library System